Ever Noticed The Small Loop At The Back Of Your Shirt? It’s Not For What You Think It Is
Dwell Of Decor: Ever Noticed The Small Loop At The Back Of Your Shirt? It’s Not For What You Think It Is
At the back of some men’s shirts, where the pleat meets the yoke, there happens to be a small loop. Ever noticed? Ever wondered what it’s there for? No? Well do notice it now. It’s there for a reason.
IN THE PAST, PEOPLE DIDN’T HAVE WARDROBE WITH RODS AND HANGERS, ALL CLOTHES WERE STORED ON PEGS OR HOOKS. THESE SMALL BUT USEFUL LITTLE LOOP WERE USED TO HANG A SHIRT, WITHOUT GETTING WRINKLES ON IT!
These little loop were originally used by East Coast sailors, who would hang their shirts on ship hooks when changing. This detail soon found itself off the ships and onto the streets. The trend started with the US made Oxford button down shirts in the 1960′s.
The trend was picked up by various other brands and continues till today. But since the arrival of wardrobes, locker loops serve no other purpose other than as a decorative design.